News Briefs: Three Injured in Portable Sanitation Truck Collision

News Briefs: Three Injured in Portable Sanitation Truck Collision

A portable restroom service truck was involved in a two-vehicle collision along Interstate 80 near Lake Point, Utah, in late March. The Utah Highway Patrol reports that three people suffered non-life-threatening injuries.

According to KJZZ.com, the driver and passenger of the vacuum truck was servicing restrooms in an eastbound construction area. The driver attempted to drive the 5,000-gallon vacuum tanker across the eastbound lanes but pulled out in front of a semi hauling gravel.

The tanker driver and passenger were transported with injuries; the driver of the semi was treated at the scene. The collision resulted in nearly 300 gallons of diesel fuel spilling onto the interstate; the vacuum truck tank was breached as well.

Source: KJZZ.com

Proliferation of Food Trucks Brings Portable Restroom Opportunities

The city of Hermiston, Oregon, has taken a novel approach to the sanitary needs of the public with the popularity of food trucks. The City Council approved a pilot program to establish a food truck pod complete with portable restrooms, seating area and trash cans.

The pod will host between four and eight food trucks in a city-owned parking lot from April to October and will have an appointed manager, Monica Todd.

Todd will be responsible for recruiting food truck participants, as well as managing the site and its maintenance; the trade-off is that Todd will be able to keep any profits from charging food vendors rent.

“I look forward to the food pod vendors we will get, and the variety,” Mayor David Drotzmann tells the East Oregonian.

The pilot program is the result of citizen complaints that the city’s rules for food trucks were too restrictive.

Source: East Oregonian



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